Judicate’s team of corporate lawyers and commercial lawyers have the technical ability and wealth of experience that clients can expect from large law firms. We also deliver bespoke, client-focussed services and solutions in a wide range of business, commercial, franchise, corporate and insurance service areas. To speak with one of our businesslawyers in Melbourne,contact us.
Our team has a long history of advising incorporated associations, public and private companies, franchisors and franchisees, domestic, commercial and industrial builders, partnerships and joint venturers as well as insurers in a range of commercial and business issues.
We regularly advise on the rights of shareholders, joint venturers, partners, franchisees and franchisors as well as owners of owners’ corporations and members of incorporated associations.
We are regularly involved in advising upon and drafting agreements for partnerships and joint ventures; shareholders’ rights; commercial contracts and contractors’ agreements; insurance policies; franchise agreements; a wide range of domestic, commercial and industrial building contracts; owners’ corporation rules; as well as trading, website and private terms and conditions.
Recently, we have acted for high profile identities in disputes with national sports associations over membership entitlements, suspensions and expulsions. We regularly advise directors and shareholders about management, control and ownership, and succession planning issues.
We are regularly involved in e-commerce issues relating to terms and conditions, privacy, disputes over payment, quality and description of goods and services purchased online as well as the issue of e-commerce refunds and returns. We also act for exporters and importers in relation to customs and excise problems involving claims for exemption for GST and other State and Federal taxes and involving whether or not goods are prohibited.
Over a number of decades, our team members have also worked closely with insurers, insurance agents and brokers regarding drafting of a range of commercial and business insurance policies such as industrial special risk, transit and transport, stock loss and machinery breakdown, directors’ & officers’ risk, and fidelity guarantee and professional indemnity.
Our principal, Michael Tourkakes, has also acted for a number of years for liquidators, trustees in bankruptcy as well as creditors and debtors in a range of receivership, liquidation and bankruptcy disputes. Recently, Judicate Lawyers succeeded in winning the refund of a substantial six figure amount from the Australian Taxation Office upon the basis of the clawback/unfair preference sections of the Corporations Act.
Our Corporate Commercial Team also advises family businesses wishing to dismantle and reorganize ownership structures so as to enfranchise younger family generations through tax effective succession planning.
In all of the work Judicate Lawyers performs in this practice area, we leverage our successful relationship with our clients by spending time to understand their ambitions and concerns so as to understand their legal requirements and how they want advice and services to be delivered. Our time investment enables Judicate Lawyers to provide advice which really adds value to a legal service which is tailored to client needs not to lawyer preferences.